Little Women is one of the most famous works by Louisa May Alcott. Here are a few questions for study and discussion.
Little Women Questions for Study and Discussion:
- What is important about the title: Little Women? Answer
- What are the conflicts in Little Women? What types of conflict (physical, moral, intellectual, or emotional) did you notice in this novel?
- How does Louisa May Alcott reveal character in Little Women?
- What are some themes and symbols in the story? How do they relate to the plot and characters?
- Is Jo consistent in her actions? Is she a fully developed character? How? Why?
- Do you find the characters likable? Are the characters persons you would want to meet?
- Does Little Women end the way you expected? How? Why?
- What is the central/primary purpose of the story? Is the purpose important or meaningful?
- Why is the novel sometimes considered a work of feminist literature?
- How essential is the setting to the story? Could the story have taken place anywhere else?
- What is the role of women (and girls) in Little Women? How are mothers represented? What about single/independent women?
- Would you recommend Little Women to a friend?